Winter Windster

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Winter Windster
Model of Winter Windster in Wario World
First appearance Wario World (2003)
The Winter Windster during the boss fight.
“The Winter Windster in front of the Goal will try to attack from midair. Ooh! Chilling! Listen, I bet if you stick something in one of those magma holes, magma might shoot out! Oh, one more thing... Don't look at its eyes when they turn red!”
Spriteling, Wario World

The Winter Windster is the boss of Shivering Mountains and is fought by Wario in the game Wario World. The Winter Windster's arena is a large irregularly-shaped block of ice with four small magma pools on it. The arena is surrounded by sharp ice spikes.

This very strange creature has a variety of attacks. The first is breathing a stream of cold air, which will freeze Wario in his tracks, leaving him vulnerable for the Winter Windster to headbutt him. In its second attack, the Winter Windster ducks into one of the lava craters in the arena and sends out pulsing shockwaves of energy which will hurt Wario upon contact. Additionally, it also shoots blue energy missiles. Its final attack is an "Evil Eye" attack. If Wario looks into the Winter Windster's eyes when they start glowing red, the Winter Windster will phase out into bursts of energy which fill Wario up, making him float over the spikes outside the arena. Quickly shaking the Control Stick will regain control before he lands on the spikes. Wario must turn his back to the Winter Windster to avoid the attack entirely.

Wario is inflated by the Winter Windster forcing itself down his throat

Throughout the entire fight, it drops explosive boulders from its cloud, which can squash Wario if they land on him. At any time, Wario can toss a boulder into one of the lava craters, sending out an explosion of lava that will knock the boss from the sky if it is over that crater.

Fortunately, all attacks leave the boss vulnerable. Once it is near enough, Wario may quickly punch it to daze it, and then use a Mad Move on it. Five of these moves defeat the Winter Windster and access to Beanstalk Way is granted.

The Winter Windster is the first of the three bosses in Thrillsville, succeeded by Spideraticus and Red-Brief J.


The Winter Windster is mostly blue in color. Its head is extremely large in contrast to its body, which is very small and skinny. Its hair is textured similarly to that of a vine-like plant. Its nose is dark red-violet in color.


Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カンタロウ
Possibly from 北風小僧の寒太郎 (Kitakazekozō no Kantarō, "Kantarō the North Wind Boy"), a Japanese song
French Souffleuse de glace Ice Blower (note that "Blower" is in the feminine form)
Italian Bora il Borioso Bora (East-North-East wind) the arrogant